No bail for ‘killer’ taxi driver, say protesters

2011-09-01 09:54

Scores of people were protesting outside the Kokstad Magistrates Court today calling for no bail for the driver of a minibus taxi that killed 12 people, the department of transport said.

“Our officials, members of community safety forums and members of interfaith organisations are protesting outside the court now,” said department spokesperson Kwanele Ncalane.

Themba Mazibuko, facing murder charges, was expected to apply for bail today, he said. “He has been in custody since he was released from the hospital. People are opposing the granting of bail to Mazibuko,” he said.

Ten people, including a three-year-old boy, died in the accident on August 6 and 32 people were injured.

The driver was making a U-turn on the N3 highway when a bus crashed into his taxi. Both vehicles rolled down a 10-metre embankment and landed in a river.

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